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Newsletter 75

BairnsTrust Monthly Newsletter... For Falkirk Bairns Everywhere!
 
If you are reading our newsletter for the first time ... welcome to BairnsTrust as a new member. If you wish to review some of our previous newsletters they can be visited at the following section of the website HERE
You are cordially invited to attend the Monthly Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on 20th September 2010, KO 7.30pm.  There will be a full agenda for discussion, but if you have any concerns you wish to raise, please respond to either BairnsTrust or post your query on the message board at our website and we will try to cover on the night.  If you are unable to attend, the Minutes from the meeting will appear on our website later for your perusal HERE.

Football Quiz Night 04/10/10 

BairnsTrust are delighted to announced that the Annual Football Quiz has been arranged for Monday 4th October 2010.  This will be held in the Castings Club, Etna Road with a start time of 7pm.  The entry fee is £10 for a team of 4. These events are always successful and are a good night to test your brain!  Entries can be submitted on our website or at the matchday stalls.


Disabled Supporters Club

Following on from the successful inception of the Falkirk Disabled Supporters Club - the next meeting will be held at the Falkirk Stadium on Wednesday 29th September 2010, 7pm.  All supporters are welcome to attend.  Find out more information on the webpage.

Show Racism The Red Card

BairnsTrust will once again be taking an active role in this year's Fortnight of Action in support of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.  This event runs from the 15th to 31st October 2010 which means the game chosen as the focus for our action is Falkirk vs Dundee on Saturday 30th October 2010.  It is hoped that there will be many initiatives on the day including players wearing campaign t-shirts, the captain of each team making a pledge before the game, as well as the distribution of appropriate literature and posters.  For more information, please browse the SRTRC website

Family Marquee Success Continues

The family marquee is proving to be a popular addition to the family matchday experience.  Situated outside the main stand, it is open from 1pm on match days providing a family-friendly place to get together with a multitude of games, entertainment, football coaching and refreshments on offer.  BairnsTrust are now running the 'tuck shop' inside the marquee which supplies food and juice at reasonable prices.  Helpers are always needed, therefore anyone who would like to help out with this initiative please drop us an e-mail

Renew NOW!

The renewal period has begun and it is as important as ever that you renew your membership for the new season.  As well as having influence in the FFC Boardroom, on a personal level, benefits include the right to vote in any BairnsTrust elections, entry into the monthly draw to win the money-can't-buy prize of a Boardroom Experience and various discounts from our Corporate Sponsors - follow the links at the bottom of this e-mail.

As well as re-joining yourself, please try to encourage as many of your friends and family to join too.  Subscription is still only £5 and FREE for Under 16's

There are many ways to join:

1) Visit the BairnsTrust stall on a matchday,

2) Complete and return the form sent out with your season ticket

3) Send an e-mail with your details

4) Join Online

Merchandise & Matchday

A limited edition t-shirt is now available from all BairnsTrust stalls. The t-shirt is designed with a 'Falkirk Good - Fife Bad' motif on the front and is priced at £10.  Sales continue to grow so be sure to pick yours up at the next game to avoid disappointment.

A vast selection of previous Falkirk home and away games is available on the matchday stall, including hard to find pre-season team sheets from our trip to the north of England this year.  Scotland programmes are also available and orders can be taken for any upcoming games.  All programmes are on offer at reasonable prices/donations so remember to check it out at the next game.  The stall also have a limited stock of signed copies of Dennis Canavan's book ‘Let the people decide’ selling at £10 each with BairnsTrust receiving a commission.

BairnsTrust are always on the look-out for keen supporters who are willing to lend a hand.  This could be selling merchandise on the Trust stall an hour before a home match, attending and participating in the monthly meetings on the third Monday of every month or helping to organise a fundraising event.  It doesn't have to be much but any help will be appreciated.  Matchday helpers will gain free access into games in return for their assistance.  If you are interested, please contact us if interested with your availability or present yourself to the Trust stall on a matchday.

You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE

Easyfundraising Competition - Win a Laptop!

This September easyfundraising are giving away a fantastic HP Pavilion laptop worth £550 - and you could be the lucky winner!

How Do I Enter?

  • 1 x entry into the free prize draw when you register with easyfundraising to help support us. Sign up HERE  and you'll receive one entry into the draw. It's completely free to register!
  • 1 x entry into the free prize draw when make a purchase through the easyfundraising site between September 1st and September 30th 2010. Make 20 purchases and you'll get 20 entries into the draw! It’s as simple as that! 
  • 2 x entries when you make any purchase from Euroffice
  • 1 x entry when you refer a friend to easyfundraising.  You'll get one extra entry for every friend you tell! Log in to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bairnstrust and visit the Refer a Friend page for more details.
 

Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for BairnsTrust (Falkirk Supporters Society Limited)! If you already shop online with retailers such as M&S, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, eBay or Vodafone, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!

You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to easyfundraising and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.

Other News
Following feedback at a previous meeting, it was decided that the DRAFT minutes would be attached to the newsletter for perusal by members before being ratified at the next meeting.  This will allow members exclusive access to this document before being published on the website.  If you have any comments about this new procedure, please contact us

Upon joining Bairnstrust, members are entered into a draw which takes place at a monthly meeting. Those who are lucky enough to have their names drawn from the hat are invited along to the Boardroom on a match day. The latest Boardroom Experience draw winners were picked at the last monthly meeting. They were as follows:

Queen of the South, Sat 11/09/10 – J Stewart

Greenock Morton, Sat 18/09/10 – A Leitch

1st Reserve – J Imrie. 2nd Reserve – G Lawson

BairnsTrust are delighted to announce that another two of our corporate sponsors have renewed their support this year - The Barbers Pole, Gents Hairdressers based in Bo'ness & Darrells Wedding and Celebration Cakes, Lower Newmarket Street, Falkirk   Please follow the links at the bottom of this newsletter to visit their websites.

Look forward to seeing you on Monday night

Finally, if you have any topics or articles you wish to be included in future BairnsTrust Electronic Newsletters, please respond by your preferred contact method below

Thanks,
BairnsTrust Committee

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Please support the Trust's Corporate Sponsors:

Darrels Cakes

J H Kilt Hire

The Barbers Pole

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Falkirk Signs & Print

 

Donate to BairnsTrust Here

Download the new BairnsTrust Community Toolbar

Links of interest:

Red Card Scotland

Kick Out Bigotry

Travelling Bairn

Contact methods:

a) Email to bairnstrust@hotmail.co.uk

b) Post your query on the message board at our website:

c) Visit one of the BairnsTrust stalls located on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games.

d) Attendance at the monthly BairnsTrust meetings at the Falkirk Community Stadium on the third Monday of the month, KO 7.30pm.


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